Interviews with Scholars

Several prominent Mormon Studies scholars share their perspectives on research questions, on professional paths, on methods and applications, and on the challenges and rewards of doing Mormon Studies.

Paths to Mormon Studies

The increasingly vast net of Mormon Studies covers many disciplines. What draws a historian, a philosopher, or a literary theorist to the academic study…

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What Questions does Mormonism Illuminate?

How can a study of Mormonism inform your particular discipline? What questions does Mormonism call upon us to ask, that may enrich our broader…

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So You Want to Do Mormon Studies?

What do the experts uniformly say about getting started in Mormon Studies? Be comparative. Be broad. Build your context.

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Potential Research Topics

It’s an exciting time to be in Mormon Studies, with both abundant research questions and many untouched research materials. Below are some of the…

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A Religious Studies Approach

How does a religious studies approach differ from a theological or a historical one? Are there dangers inherent in a religious studies approach when…

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Mormon Studies Discoveries

Four scholars share the most delightful or surprising discoveries they have made as they’ve researched Mormonism.

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What To Do With Joseph Smith?

What is a scholarly approach to Joseph Smith? How do historians and others engaged in Mormon Studies balance the importance of his personal intentions…

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The New Mormon Studies Centers

What is the potential of the new Mormon Studies centers appearing around the country? These seasoned scholars express their hopes for the future of…

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Non-Mormons Doing Mormon Studies

How do scholars without a personal background in the LDS church navigate the waters of insider/ousiderness in Mormon Studies? How can outsiderness be an…

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